Episode 103: La Virgen de Guadalupe

Dec 13, 2018, 01:00 PM

Latinos Who Lunch are back this week to celebrate la patrona de las Americas, la Virgen de Guadalupe. The tilma, or cloth on which the image of the Virgin appeared is housed in the Basilica of Mexico City and it is believed to have been a creation from God, appearing miraculously to Juan Diego 500 years ago. Babelito dissects this highly venerated image to better understand its place in Latinx popular imaginary. FavyFav relates the ways in which he has engaged with the image given his religious upbringing and the way contemporary artists have used what is perhaps the most important painting ever created in the Americas. Listen as they both dissect history and dismantle some popular myths behind this important art work. And as always remember to send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podin #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod